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US News The United States worried about a strengthening of Chinese nuclear arsenal

22:50  08 july  2021
22:50  08 july  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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following information on an important reinforcement by China of its nuclear Arsenal , The United States expressed their great concern on Thursday calling Beijing to a dialogue to avoid a new arms race.

"It is the interest of everyone that nuclear powers directly discuss between the reduction of nuclear hazards and (in the way) to avoid bad calculations," said Journalists Robert Wood, the ambassador American at the Geneva Conference on Disarmament. He reacted to press information published last week according to which China is building more than one hundred new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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The Washington Post, citing an analysis carried out by the James Martin Center for non-proliferation studies - headquartered in California - satellite images, wrote that 119 silos were under construction in a desert near Yumen, a city in northwestern China. It's "very worrying," commented Robert Wood. "As long as China does not work with the United States bilaterally, the risk of a devastating arms race will continue to increase and it is not the interest of anyone," he continued .

This country, added the US diplomate, claims to be "responsible nuclear power" and that its "very, very small (arsenal) has only one defensive goal": "But when you see a lot of what China done, this is in contradiction with what it says ". Robert Wood spoke of a series of new armaments that China would seek to develop, including missiles capable of reaching the United States, which have the "great potential to change the full dynamic of global strategic stability" .

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"It's hard to say what China actually does"

for him, one of the main problems is the lack of transparency in this area of ​​China, which gives no details on its nuclear arsenal. In its first assessment made public last year of the nuclear capacity of this country, the Pentagon felt that he had more than 200 nuclear heads and that he seemed to want to double the number in the next decade.

"We say that the Nuclear Arms (Chinese) program is able to double its stock over the next ten years but it could be more than that," says Robert Wood. "If she does not sit at the table (negotiations), it's hard to say what China actually does," he said. Nevertheless, the estimated number of nuclear heads held by the Chinese is far below the more than 11,000 of which the United States and Russia have together.

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